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4 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title> 5 <title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
5 <author title="Author"> 6 <author title="Author">
6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 7 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
7 </author> 8 </author>
13 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 14 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
14 </author> 15 </author>
15 <author title="Editor"> 16 <author title="Editor">
16 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail> 17 <mail link="swift@gentoo.org">Sven Vermeulen</mail>
17 </author> 18 </author>
18 <version>2.2</version> 19<version>2.37</version>
19 <date>October 20, 2003</date> 20<date>August 30, 2004</date>
20 21
21<chapter> 22<chapter>
22<title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title> 23<title>Gentoo Documentation Resources</title>
23<section> 24<section>
24<title>Available Languages</title> 25<title>Available Languages</title>
27<p> 28<p>
28This page (and documentation) is available in the following languages: 29This page (and documentation) is available in the following languages:
29</p> 30</p>
30 31
31<p> 32<p>
33<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/da/index.xml">Danish</uri> |
32<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/nl/index.xml">Dutch</uri> | 34<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/nl/index.xml">Dutch</uri> |
33<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml">English</uri> | 35<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml">English</uri> |
34<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/fr/index.xml">French</uri> | 36<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/fr/index.xml">French</uri> |
35<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/de/index.xml">German</uri> | 37<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/de/index.xml">German</uri> |
36<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/hu/index.xml">Hungarian</uri> | 38<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/hu/index.xml">Hungarian</uri> |
37<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/id/index.xml">Indonesian</uri> | 39<!-- <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/id/index.xml">Indonesian</uri> | -->
38<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/it/index.xml">Italian</uri> | 40<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/it/index.xml">Italian</uri> |
39<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ja/index.xml">Japanese</uri> | 41<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ja/index.xml">Japanese</uri> |
40<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/kr/index.xml">Korean</uri> | 42<!-- <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/kr/index.xml">Korean</uri> | -->
41<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ru/index.xml">Russian</uri> | 43<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/ru/index.xml">Russian</uri> |
42<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/es/index.xml">Spanish</uri> | 44<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/es/index.xml">Spanish</uri> |
43<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/tw/index.xml">Traditional Chinese</uri> 45<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/tw/index.xml">Traditional Chinese</uri>
44</p> 46</p>
45 47
52<ul> 54<ul>
53<li><uri link="#doc_chap1">Introduction</uri></li> 55<li><uri link="#doc_chap1">Introduction</uri></li>
54<li><uri link="#doc_chap2">Installation Related Resources</uri></li> 56<li><uri link="#doc_chap2">Installation Related Resources</uri></li>
55<li><uri link="#doc_chap3">Gentoo System Documentation</uri></li> 57<li><uri link="#doc_chap3">Gentoo System Documentation</uri></li>
56<li><uri link="#doc_chap4">System Administration Documentation</uri></li> 58<li><uri link="#doc_chap4">System Administration Documentation</uri></li>
57<li><uri link="#doc_chap5">Desktop Related Documentation</uri></li> 59<li><uri link="desktop.xml">Gentoo Desktop Documentation Repository</uri></li>
58<li><uri link="#doc_chap6">Gentoo Development Documentation</uri></li> 60<li><uri link="#doc_chap5">Gentoo Development Documentation</uri></li>
59<li><uri link="#doc_chap7">Other Documentation</uri></li> 61<li><uri link="#doc_chap6">Other Documentation</uri></li>
60<li><uri link="#doc_chap8">Overview of Available Documentation</uri></li> 62<li><uri link="#doc_chap7">Overview of Available Documentation</uri></li>
61</ul> 63</ul>
62 64
63</body> 65</body>
64</section> 66</section>
65<section> 67<section>
77</p> 79</p>
78 80
79<p> 81<p>
80If you find bugs in our documentation or have proposals, please use our 82If you find bugs in our documentation or have proposals, please use our
81<uri link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">Bugtracking System</uri> and fill in 83<uri link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">Bugtracking System</uri> and fill in
82a bug report for "Docs-developer" or "Docs-user". These bugreports will 84a bug report for "Docs-developer" or "Docs-user". These bug reports will
83then be handled by the <uri 85then be handled by the <uri
84link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp">Gentoo Documentation 86link="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp">Gentoo Documentation
85Project</uri>. 87Project</uri>.
86</p> 88</p>
87 89
94<p> 96<p>
95Our documentation is available in several languages. Although not all 97Our documentation is available in several languages. Although not all
96documents are translated, we do our best to keep them all up to date and 98documents are translated, we do our best to keep them all up to date and
97provide our users with as much translated documentation as possible. If 99provide our users with as much translated documentation as possible. If
98you want to help with our translation efforts, please contact <mail 100you want to help with our translation efforts, please contact <mail
99link="svyatogor@gentoo.org">Sergey Kuleshov</mail> who is in charge of 101link="neysx@gentoo.org">Xavier Neys</mail> who is in charge of
100the internationalisation efforts. 102the internationalisation efforts.
101</p> 103</p>
102 104
103</body> 105</body>
104</section> 106</section>
106<title>Frequently Asked Questions</title> 108<title>Frequently Asked Questions</title>
107<body> 109<body>
108 110
109<p> 111<p>
110As with every major project Gentoo has a FAQ too. We have first and foremost 112As with every major project Gentoo has a FAQ too. We have first and foremost
111two official FAQs maintained by the Gentoo Documentation Project: 113a couple of official FAQs maintained by the Gentoo Documentation Project:
112</p> 114</p>
113 115
114<ul> 116<ul>
115<li>The <b><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently Asked Questions 117<li>The <b><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently Asked Questions
116about Gentoo Linux with focus on x86 platforms.</li> 118about Gentoo Linux with focus on x86 platforms.</li>
117<li>The <b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently 119<li>The <b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></b> answers Frequently
118Asked Questions about Gentoo Linux on the PowerPC platform.</li> 120Asked Questions about Gentoo Linux on the PowerPC platform.</li>
121<li>The <b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-faq.xml">Gentoo SPARC FAQ</uri></b> answers
122Frequently Asked Questions about Gentoo Linux on the SPARC platform.</li>
119</ul> 123</ul>
120 124
121<p> 125<p>
122Furthermore we have a very extensive collection of FAQs on our <uri 126Furthermore we have a very extensive collection of FAQs on our <uri
123link="http://forums.gentoo.org">forums</uri>. To view those, go to 127link="http://forums.gentoo.org">forums</uri>. To view those, go to
124<uri>http://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum.php?f=40</uri>. 128<uri>http://forums.gentoo.org/viewforum.php?f=40</uri>.
125</p> 129</p>
126 130
127</body> 131</body>
128</section> 132</section>
133<section>
134<title>Gentoo Handbook</title>
135<body>
136
137<p>
138The Gentoo Documentation Project has started with the <uri
139link="handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri> development. Currently, the
140first two parts (<uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1">Installing
141Gentoo</uri> and <uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2">Working with
142Gentoo</uri>) are finished and have reached the "official" stage. Users are
143encouraged to use the installation instructions from the Handbook and <uri
144link="http://bugs.gentoo.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Docs-user">bug</uri> us with
145their experience (please use the <e>Handbook</e> component).
146</p>
147
148<p>
149More information can be found on the <uri link="handbook/">Gentoo
150Handbook Effort</uri> homepage.
151</p>
152
153</body>
154</section>
129</chapter> 155</chapter>
130 156
131<chapter> 157<chapter>
132<title>Installation Related Resources</title> 158<title>Installation Related Resources</title>
133<section> 159<section>
134<title>Introduction</title> 160<title>Introduction</title>
135<body> 161<body>
136 162
137<p> 163<p>
138The installation related documentation provide information that can be usefull 164The installation related documentation provides information that can be useful
139during the installation of Gentoo Linux. This includes architecture-related 165during the installation of Gentoo Linux. This includes the part on "Installing
140installation resources and tutorials that are to be followed during the 166Gentoo" in our Gentoo Handbook, as well as the older but still maintained
141installation (such as LVM). 167architecture-related installation resources and tutorials that are to be
168followed during the installation.
142</p> 169</p>
143 170
144</body> 171</body>
145</section> 172</section>
146<section> 173<section>
147<title>Installation Guides</title> 174<title>Installation Guides</title>
148<body> 175<body>
149 176
150<p> 177<p>
151The installation guides step you through the process of installing Gentoo 178The first part of our <b><uri link="/doc/en/handbook/index.xml">Gentoo
152Linux 1.4. We support various installation approaches, depending on how much 179Handbook</uri></b> explains how to install Gentoo on your system. Each
153of the system you want to custom-build from scratch. 180architecture-specific version contains instructions for all users.
154</p>
155
156<p> 181</p>
157The installation guides are available for the following architectures: 182
158</p> 183<p>
159 184For experienced users we also have Quick Installation Reference documents:
160<table>
161<tr>
162 <ti>x86</ti>
163 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
164 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
165</tr>
166<tr>
167 <ti>Alpha</ti>
168 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-alpha-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
169 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-alpha-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
170</tr>
171<tr>
172 <ti>HPPA</ti>
173 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-hppa-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
174 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-hppa-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
175</tr>
176<tr>
177 <ti>PPC</ti>
178 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
179 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-ppc-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
180</tr>
181<tr>
182 <ti>Sparc</ti>
183 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-install.xml">Online</uri></b></ti>
184 <ti><b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-install.xml?style=printable">Printer Friendly</uri></b></ti>
185</tr>
186</table>
187
188<p> 185</p>
189Most users will probably need the <b><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml">x86 186
190Installation Guide</uri></b>. For experienced users we also have a <b><uri 187<ul>
191link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">x86 Quick Installation Reference</uri></b>. 188 <li><b><uri link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">x86 Quick Installation Reference</uri></b></li>
192</p> 189 <li><b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-quickinstall.xml">Sparc Quick Installation Reference</uri></b></li>
190</ul>
193 191
194<p> 192<p>
195Alpha-users are probably also interested in our <b><uri 193Alpha-users are probably also interested in our <b><uri
196link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></b>, which 194link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></b>, which
197explains how to set up the Compaq Tools package for Gentoo Alpha users. 195explains how to set up the Compaq Tools package for Gentoo Alpha users.
196</p>
197
198<p>
199AMD64-users should start with the <b><uri
200link="/proj/en/base/amd64/technotes.xml">AMD64 Technotes</uri></b> which
201contains information about the AMD64 Project, Installation Notes, Download
202Instructions and more.
198</p> 203</p>
199 204
200</body> 205</body>
201</section> 206</section>
202<section> 207<section>
210Installation Guide</uri></b> which lists the installation steps needed to install 215Installation Guide</uri></b> which lists the installation steps needed to install
211Gentoo from another medium (distribution, bootable CD, network boot, etc.). 216Gentoo from another medium (distribution, bootable CD, network boot, etc.).
212</p> 217</p>
213 218
214<p> 219<p>
215Users interested in using LVM should read up our <b><uri link="lvm.xml">LVM 220Users interested in using LVM2 should read up our <b><uri link="lvm2.xml">LVM2
216Guide</uri></b> which explains what steps you have to go through to get your 221Guide</uri></b> which explains the steps required to get your LVM2 scheme up
217LVM scheme up and running. 222and running.
223</p>
224
225<p>
226As our installation instructions allow for great flexibility, there are many
227tips and tricks that can be persued during the installation. We have a <b><uri
228link="gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">Gentoo/x86 Installation Tips 'n
229Tricks</uri></b> document online (which also contains interesting Tips 'n Tricks
230for other architectures).
218</p> 231</p>
219 232
220<p> 233<p>
221The <b><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade 234The <b><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade
222Guide</uri></b> explains how to upgrade your Gentoo Linux 1.x systems to 235Guide</uri></b> explains how to upgrade your Gentoo Linux 1.x systems to
223Gentoo Linux 1.4. 236Gentoo Linux 1.4.
224</p> 237</p>
225 238
239<p>
240The <b><uri link="gentoo-upgrading.xml">Gentoo Upgrading Guide</uri></b> goes
241deeper into the motivation behind the easy-upgrading system Gentoo uses and
242provides more information about the so-called "profiles".
243</p>
244
245<p>
246The <b><uri link="genkernel.xml">Genkernel Guide</uri></b> intends to provide a
247reference of all the functions provided by genkernel.
248</p>
249
250<p>
251With the help of our <b><uri link="colinux-howto.xml">coLinux Howto</uri></b>
252you are able to run Gentoo from within Windows.
253</p>
254
226</body> 255</body>
227</section> 256</section>
228</chapter> 257</chapter>
229 258
230<chapter> 259<chapter>
236<p> 265<p>
237The Gentoo System Documentation contains several guides about what makes 266The Gentoo System Documentation contains several guides about what makes
238Gentoo Gentoo. This includes our init-system, Portage, USE-flags etc. 267Gentoo Gentoo. This includes our init-system, Portage, USE-flags etc.
239</p> 268</p>
240 269
270<p>
271The Gentoo Handbook has a part on <uri
272link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2">Working with Gentoo</uri> which contains
273information on Portage, USE flags, the Gentoo Init system and environment
274variables.
275</p>
276
241</body> 277</body>
242</section> 278</section>
243<section> 279<section>
244<title>Portage and Related Documentation</title> 280<title>Portage and Related Documentation</title>
245<body> 281<body>
246 282
247<p> 283<p>
248The <b><uri link="portage-user.xml">Portage User Guide</uri></b> briefly covers how 284The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and
285Software</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook briefly covers how to keep
249to keep your packages up to date and how to maintain your installed software. 286your packages up to date and how to maintain your installed software. In other
250In other words: this guide tells you how to use <c>emerge</c>. 287words, this chapter tells you how to use <c>emerge</c>.
251</p>
252
253<p> 288</p>
254The <b><uri link="portage-manual.xml">Portage Manual</uri></b> provides a general 289
255overview of Portage, detailed configuration information and an end user guide 290
256to installing and maintaining packages using the Portage system. It is
257far more extended than the Portage User Guide.
258</p> 291<p>
259 292The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=3">Portage
293Features</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook provides a general
294overview of Portage' features.
260<p> 295</p>
261The <b><uri link="use-howto.xml">USE Howto</uri></b> introduces you to the ultimate 296
297<p>
298The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=4">Controlling
299Portage Behaviour</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook informs you how to
300tweak Portage to suit your environment, your needs.
301</p>
302
303<p>
304The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></b>
305chapter in the Gentoo Handbook introduces you to the ultimate
262tool for customizing Gentoo -- USE flags. This howto helps you decide which 306tool for customizing Gentoo -- USE flags. This howto helps you decide which
263USE flags you need. It also describes the use of <c>etcat</c> to receive 307USE flags you need. It also describes the use of <c>etcat</c> to receive
264more verbatim information regarding USE-flags on a package. 308more verbose information regarding USE-flags on a package.
309</p>
310
311<p>
312The <b><uri link="gentoolkit.xml">Gentoolkit Guide</uri></b> describes a set of
313very useful portage add-ons.
314</p>
315
316<p>
317The <b><uri link="macos-guide.xml">Gentoo for Mac OS X Guide</uri></b> shows
318how to install portage on a Mac OS X system.
265</p> 319</p>
266 320
267</body> 321</body>
268</section> 322</section>
269<section> 323<section>
270<title>Configuring Gentoo</title> 324<title>Configuring Gentoo</title>
271<body> 325<body>
272 326
273<p> 327<p>
274The <b><uri link="env.d-howto.xml">ENV.D Howto</uri></b> explains how to manage 328The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment
329Variables</uri></b> chapter in the Gentoo Handbook explains how to manage
275environment variables (such as <path>$PATH</path>) and the dynamic linker 330environment variables (such as <path>$PATH</path>) and the dynamic linker
276cache easily. 331cache easily.
277</p> 332</p>
278 333
279<p> 334<p>
280The <b><uri link="rc-scripts.xml">RC-Script Guide</uri></b> details our system 335The <b><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></b>
336chapter in the Gentoo Handbook details our system
281startup and service management scripts. Besides the regular 337startup and service management scripts. Besides the regular
282initscript-related items it also covers initscript dependencies and 338initscript-related items it also covers initscript dependencies and
283support for virtuals. 339support for virtuals.
284</p> 340</p>
285 341
339Gentoo Linux. IPv6 is the next Internet Protocol and is gaining 395Gentoo Linux. IPv6 is the next Internet Protocol and is gaining
340popularity widely. 396popularity widely.
341</p> 397</p>
342 398
343<p> 399<p>
344The <b><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></b> shows how to use User-Mode 400The <b><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></b> shows how to use
345Linux under Gentoo Linux. User Mode Linux (UML) provides a nice feature 401User-Mode Linux under Gentoo Linux. User Mode Linux (UML) provides a nice
346for Linux: Running Linux inside Linux (inside Linux inside Linux ...). 402feature for Linux: Running Linux inside Linux (inside Linux inside Linux ...).
347With UML, you can easily create virtual setups. 403With UML, you can easily create virtual setups.
348</p> 404</p>
349 405
406<!--
407<p>
408The <b><uri link="selinux-uml-guide.xml">SELinux UML Guide</uri></b> show you
409how to set up a UML installation with SELinux support.
410</p>
411-->
412
350</body> 413</body>
351</section> 414</section>
352<section> 415<section>
353<title>Specific Administration Guides</title> 416<title>Specific Administration Guides</title>
354<body> 417<body>
355 418
419<!-- Some possible security issues, see #39718
356<p> 420<p>
357The <b><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></b> explains how 421The <b><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></b> explains how
358to administer user accounts centralised using OpenLDAP. 422to administer user accounts centralised using OpenLDAP.
359</p> 423</p>
424-->
360 425
361<p> 426<p>
362The <b><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Howto</uri></b> describes step by 427The <b><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Howto</uri></b> describes step by
363step how you can create a farm full of diskless openmosix nodes (a 428step how you can create a farm of openmosix nodes (a cluster of several PCs).
364cluster of several PCs). 429</p>
430
431<p>
432The <b><uri link="diskless-howto.xml">Diskless Howto</uri></b> describes step by
433step how you can set up diskless nodes with Gentoo.
365</p> 434</p>
366 435
367<p> 436<p>
368The <b><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></b> explains how to setup a Linux 437The <b><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></b> explains how to setup a Linux
369Terminal Server with Gentoo. 438Terminal Server with Gentoo.
378The <b><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></b> describes how DevFS works 447The <b><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></b> describes how DevFS works
379and how to administer it. 448and how to administer it.
380</p> 449</p>
381 450
382<p> 451<p>
452The <b><uri link="udev-guide.xml">Gentoo udev Guide</uri></b> describes the new
453device file management (using udev) which replaces DevFS and informs the reader
454how udev is integrated in Gentoo.
455</p>
456
457<p>
383The <b><uri link="printing-howto.xml">Printing Howto</uri></b> is a comprehensive 458The <b><uri link="printing-howto.xml">Printing Howto</uri></b> is a comprehensive
384guide to Gentoo and printing. 459guide to Gentoo and printing.
385</p> 460</p>
386 461
387<p> 462<p>
388The <b><uri link="openafs.xml">OpenAFS Guide</uri></b> documents the use and 463The <b><uri link="openafs.xml">OpenAFS Guide</uri></b> documents the use and
389installation of OpenAFS, a distributed network-based file sharing technology. 464installation of OpenAFS, a distributed network-based file sharing technology.
390</p> 465</p>
391 466
392<p> 467<p>
393The <b><uri link="virt-mail-howto.xml">Virtual/Mailhost Howto</uri></b> is the 468The <b><uri link="virt-mail-howto.xml">Virtual/Mailhost Postfix Howto</uri></b> is
394essential guide for any mail administrator. It covers the use of MySQL for 469the essential guide for any postfix mail administrator. It covers the use of MySQL
395virtual users, webbased e-mail software, mailinglist software etc. 470for virtual users, webbased e-mail software, mailinglist software etc.
396</p>
397
398</body>
399</section>
400</chapter>
401
402<chapter>
403<title>Desktop Related Documentation</title>
404<section>
405<title>Introduction</title>
406<body>
407
408<p> 471</p>
409The Desktop Related Documentation contains our Desktop Configuration Guide 472
410with several other desktop related documents, including several
411application-specific guides.
412</p> 473<p>
413 474The <b><uri link="qmail-howto.xml">qmail/vpopmail Howto</uri></b> is a pretty
414</body> 475useful guide for running a qmail based mail system. It focuses on remote
415</section> 476access and encrypted communication.
416<section>
417<title>Desktop Configuration</title>
418<body>
419
420<p> 477</p>
421The <b><uri link="desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri></b> explains how to 478
422set up a fully-functional Gentoo Linux desktop machine. This includes
423configuring KDE/GNOME, Using e-mail, File Sharing (using Samba), etc.
424</p> 479<p>
425 480The <b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">Gentoo/SPARC Netboot
481Howto</uri></b> describes how to setup a network booting environment for a Sun
482Microsystems SPARC or UltraSPARC based computer.
426<p> 483</p>
427The <b><uri link="alsa-guide.xml">ALSA Configuration Guide</uri></b> is a 484
428comprehensive guide on how to install and use ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound
429Architecture).
430</p> 485<p>
431 486 The <b><uri link="gentoo-sparc-obpreference.xml">Gentoo SPARC OpenBoot PROM reference
487Guide</uri></b> offers a guide to the SPARC OpenBoot system, available on all
488Sun Microsytsms SPARC/UltraSparc based computers.
432<p> 489</p>
433The <b><uri link="java.xml">Java Guide</uri></b> explains how Java is handled under 490
434Gentoo Linux.
435</p> 491<p>
436 492The <b><uri link="quick-samba-howto.xml">Quick SAMBA Howto</uri></b> gives you a
493step-by-step introduction to Samba and includes instructions on setting up an
494anti-virus checking for the Samba shares.
437<p> 495</p>
438The <b><uri link="guide-localization.xml">Localisation Guide</uri></b> explains how 496
439to localise Gentoo Linux for non-English users.
440</p> 497<p>
441 498The <b><uri link="home-router-howto.xml">Home Router Howto</uri></b> teaches you how to
442<p> 499turn any Gentoo machine into a router for a small network. Perfect for turning an old
443The <b><uri link="dri-howto.xml">Direct Rendering Howto</uri></b> explains how to get 500computer in your home into a useful firewall/router/etc...
4443D acceleration working using XFree-DRM.
445</p>
446
447<p>
448The <b><uri link="ati-faq.xml">ATI FAQ</uri></b> provides the answers to frequently
449asked questions regarding ATI graphical cards.
450</p>
451
452</body>
453</section>
454<section>
455<title>Application Specific Documentation</title>
456<body>
457
458<p>
459The <b><uri link="nano-basics-guide.xml">Nano Basics Guide</uri></b> leads by example
460to explain the basics of Nano.
461</p>
462
463<p>
464The <b><uri link="vi-guide.xml">Vi Guide</uri></b> uses the cheatsheet method to
465teach the basics of vi.
466</p>
467
468<p>
469The <b><uri link="gnupg-user.xml">GnuPG User Guide</uri></b> is the definitive guide
470on GnuPG.
471</p>
472
473<p>
474The <b><uri link="guide-to-mutt.xml">Quickstart Guide to CLI E-mail Tools</uri></b>
475explains how to use fetchmail, procmail, mutt, and nbsmtp.
476</p>
477
478<p>
479The <b><uri link="cvs-tutorial.xml">CVS Tutorial</uri></b> documents the basics of
480using CVS, the Concurrent Versioning System.
481</p> 501</p>
482 502
483</body> 503</body>
484</section> 504</section>
485</chapter> 505</chapter>
489<section> 509<section>
490<title>Introduction</title> 510<title>Introduction</title>
491<body> 511<body>
492 512
493<p> 513<p>
494Gentoo is a volunteer-driven distribution. It is therefor vital to have 514Gentoo is a volunteer-driven distribution. It is therefore vital to have
495high-quality development-related documentation available so that interested 515high-quality development-related documentation available so that interested
496users can easily learn how to help in the development of their favorite 516users can easily learn how to help in the development of their favorite
497distribution. 517distribution.
498</p> 518</p>
499 519
500</body> 520</body>
501</section> 521</section>
502<section> 522<section>
523<title>Gentoo Developer Handbook</title>
524<body>
525
526<p>
527All developer-specific documentation, including but not limited to Ebuild and
528Eclass development, policies and such, has now been bundled in one awsome <b>
529<uri link="/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml">Gentoo Developer
530Handbook</uri></b> for your reading pleasure.
531</p>
532
533</body>
534</section>
535<section>
503<title>Gentoo Development Policies</title> 536<title>Gentoo Development Policies</title>
504<body> 537<body>
505 538
506<p> 539<p>
507The <b><uri link="policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Development Policy</uri></b> details
508current policy for the creation of ebuilds.
509</p>
510
511<p>
512The <b><uri link="gentoo-release-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Release Policy</uri></b>
513details current policy for Gentoo Linux releases.
514</p>
515
516<p>
517The <b><uri link="doc-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy</uri></b> details 540The <b><uri link="/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy</uri></b>
518current policy for the creation and editing of documentation. 541details current policy for the creation and editing of documentation.
519</p> 542</p>
520 543
521</body> 544</body>
522</section> 545</section>
523<section> 546<section>
524<title>Development Related Documentation</title> 547<title>Development Related Documentation</title>
525<body> 548<body>
526 549
527<p> 550<p>
528The <b><uri link="gentoo-howto.xml">Ebuild HOWTO</uri></b> explains how to create
529ebuilds.
530</p>
531
532<p>
533The <b><uri link="eclass-howto.xml">Eclass HOWTO</uri></b> shows how to create
534ebuilds that support OOP-like inheritance features.
535</p>
536
537<p>
538The <b><uri link="stage-building-guide.xml">Stage Building Guide</uri></b> details
539the stage tarball creation process.
540</p>
541
542<p>
543The <b><uri link="ebuild-submit.xml">Contributing Ebuilds Guide</uri></b> explains 551The <b><uri link="ebuild-submit.xml">Contributing Ebuilds Guide</uri></b>
544how to submit user-authored ebuilds. 552explains how to submit user-authored ebuilds.
545</p>
546
547<p> 553</p>
554
555<p>
548The <b><uri link="xml-guide.xml">GuideXML Guide</uri></b> documents the XML format 556The <b><uri link="xml-guide.xml">GuideXML Guide</uri></b> documents the XML
549used in Gentoo Linux's web-based documentation. 557format used in Gentoo Linux's web-based documentation.
558</p>
559
560<p>
561The <b><uri link="/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-tipsntricks.xml">Doc Developers' Tips
562&amp; Tricks</uri></b> contains some pointers for documentation developers.
563</p>
564
565<p>
566The <b><uri link="cvs-tutorial.xml">CVS Tutorial</uri></b> documents the basics
567of using CVS, the Concurrent Versioning System.
550</p> 568</p>
551 569
552</body> 570</body>
553</section> 571</section>
554</chapter> 572</chapter>
572</body> 590</body>
573</section> 591</section>
574</chapter> 592</chapter>
575<chapter> 593<chapter>
576<title>Document Listing</title> 594<title>Document Listing</title>
595<section>
577<body> 596<body>
578 597
579<p> 598<p>
580For people who like to get a short overview on available documentation, here it 599For people who like to get a short overview on available documentation, here it
581is :) 600is :)
583 602
584<table> 603<table>
585<tr><th>Frequently Asked Questions</th></tr> 604<tr><th>Frequently Asked Questions</th></tr>
586<tr><ti><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></ti></tr> 605<tr><ti><uri link="faq.xml">Gentoo FAQ</uri></ti></tr>
587<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></ti></tr> 606<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-ppc-faq.xml">Gentoo PPC FAQ</uri></ti></tr>
607<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-faq.xml">Gentoo SPARC FAQ</uri></ti></tr>
588<tr><th>Installation Related Documentation</th></tr> 608<tr><th>Installation Related Documentation</th></tr>
589<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-install.xml">Gentoo x86 Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr> 609<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/">Gentoo Handbook</uri></ti></tr>
590<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-alpha-install.xml">Gentoo Alpha Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
591<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-hppa-install.xml">Gentoo HPPA Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
592<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-ppc-install.xml">Gentoo PPC Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
593<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-install.xml">Gentoo SPARC Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
594<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Rerefence</uri></ti></tr> 610<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo x86 Quick Installation Reference</uri></ti></tr>
611<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-quickinstall.xml">Gentoo sparc Quick Installation Reference</uri></ti></tr>
595<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></ti></tr> 612<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-alpha-compaq-tools.xml">Compaq Alpha Tools Guide</uri></ti></tr>
613<tr><ti><uri link="/proj/en/base/amd64/technotes.xml">AMD64 Technotes</uri></ti></tr>
596<tr><ti><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr> 614<tr><ti><uri link="altinstall.xml">Alternative Installation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
597<tr><ti><uri link="lvm.xml">LVM Guide</uri></ti></tr> 615<tr><ti><uri link="lvm2.xml">LVM2 Guide</uri></ti></tr>
616<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-x86-tipsntricks.xml">Gentoo/x86 Tips 'n Tricks Document</uri></ti></tr>
598<tr><ti><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade Guide</uri></ti></tr> 617<tr><ti><uri link="new-upgrade-to-gentoo-1.4.xml">Gentoo Linux 1.4 Upgrade Guide</uri></ti></tr>
618<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-upgrading.xml">Gentoo Upgrading Howto</uri></ti></tr>
619<tr><ti><uri link="genkernel.xml">Genkernel Guide</uri></ti></tr>
620<tr><ti><uri link="colinux-howto.xml">coLinux Howto</uri></ti></tr>
599<tr><th>Gentoo System Documentation</th></tr> 621<tr><th>Gentoo System Documentation</th></tr>
600<tr><ti><uri link="portage-user.xml">Portage User Guide</uri></ti></tr> 622<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=2">Portage and Software</uri></ti></tr>
601<tr><ti><uri link="portage-manual.xml">Portage Manual Guide</uri></ti></tr> 623<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=3">Portage Features</uri></ti></tr>
602<tr><ti><uri link="use-howto.xml">USE Howto</uri></ti></tr> 624<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=4">Controlling Portage Behaviour</uri></ti></tr>
603<tr><ti><uri link="env.d-howto.xml">ENV.D Howto</uri></ti></tr> 625<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=1">USE Flags</uri></ti></tr>
604<tr><ti><uri link="rc-scripts.xml">RC-Script Guide</uri></ti></tr> 626<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=6">Environment Variables</uri></ti></tr>
627<tr><ti><uri link="handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&amp;chap=5">Initscripts</uri></ti></tr>
605<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel Guide</uri></ti></tr> 628<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel Guide</uri></ti></tr>
629<tr><ti><uri link="gentoolkit.xml">Gentoolkit Guide</uri></ti></tr>
630<tr><ti><uri link="macos-guide.xml">Gentoo for Mac OS X</uri></ti></tr>
606<tr><th>System Administration Documentation</th></tr> 631<tr><th>System Administration Documentation</th></tr>
607<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-security.xml">Gentoo Security Guide</uri></ti></tr> 632<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-security.xml">Gentoo Security Guide</uri></ti></tr>
608<tr><ti><uri link="prelink-howto.xml">Prelinking Howto</uri></ti></tr> 633<tr><ti><uri link="prelink-howto.xml">Prelinking Howto</uri></ti></tr>
609<tr><ti><uri link="ipv6.xml">IPv6 Guide</uri></ti></tr> 634<tr><ti><uri link="ipv6.xml">IPv6 Guide</uri></ti></tr>
610<tr><ti><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></ti></tr> 635<tr><ti><uri link="uml.xml">User Mode Linux Guide</uri></ti></tr>
636<!-- <tr><ti><uri link="selinux-uml-guide.xml">SELinux UML Guide</uri></ti></tr>
637-->
611<tr><ti><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></ti></tr> 638<!-- <tr><ti><uri link="ldap-howto.xml">LDAP Authentification Howto</uri></ti></tr> -->
612<tr><ti><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Guide</uri></ti></tr> 639<tr><ti><uri link="openmosix-howto.xml">OpenMosix Guide</uri></ti></tr>
640<tr><ti><uri link="diskless-howto.xml">Diskless Guide</uri></ti></tr>
613<tr><ti><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></ti></tr> 641<tr><ti><uri link="ltsp.xml">LTSP Guide</uri></ti></tr>
614<tr><ti><uri link="distcc.xml">DistCC Guide</uri></ti></tr> 642<tr><ti><uri link="distcc.xml">DistCC Guide</uri></ti></tr>
615<tr><ti><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></ti></tr> 643<tr><ti><uri link="devfs-guide.xml">DevFS Guide</uri></ti></tr>
644<tr><ti><uri link="udev-guide.xml">Gentoo udev Guide</uri></ti></tr>
616<tr><ti><uri link="printing-howto.xml">Printing Guide</uri></ti></tr> 645<tr><ti><uri link="printing-howto.xml">Printing Guide</uri></ti></tr>
617<tr><ti><uri link="openafs.xml">OpenAFS Guide</uri></ti></tr> 646<tr><ti><uri link="openafs.xml">OpenAFS Guide</uri></ti></tr>
618<tr><ti><uri link="virt-mail-howto.xml">Virtual/Mailhost Howto</uri></ti></tr> 647<tr><ti><uri link="virt-mail-howto.xml">Virtual/Mailhost Postfix Howto</uri></ti></tr>
619<tr><th>Desktop Related Documentation</th></tr> 648<tr><ti><uri link="qmail-howto.xml">qmail/vpopmail Howto</uri></ti></tr>
620<tr><ti><uri link="desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri></ti></tr> 649<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-netboot-howto.xml">Gentoo/SPARC Netboot Howto</uri></ti></tr>
621<tr><ti><uri link="alsa-guide.xml">ALSA Configuration Guide</uri></ti></tr> 650<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-sparc-obpreference.xml">Gentoo SPARC OpenBoot PROM Reference Guide</uri></ti></tr>
622<tr><ti><uri link="java.xml">Java Guide</uri></ti></tr> 651<tr><ti><uri link="quick-samba-howto.xml">Quick Samba Howto</uri></ti></tr>
623<tr><ti><uri link="guide-localization.xml">Localisation Guide</uri></ti></tr>
624<tr><ti><uri link="dri-howto.xml">Direct Rendering Howto</uri></ti></tr> 652<tr><ti><uri link="home-router-howto.xml">Home Router Howto</uri></ti></tr>
625<tr><ti><uri link="ati-faq.xml">ATI FAQ</uri></ti></tr> 653<tr><th>Gentoo Development Documentation</th></tr>
626<tr><ti><uri link="nano-basics-guide.xml">Nano Basics Guide</uri></ti></tr> 654<tr><ti><uri link="/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml">Gentoo Developer Handbook</uri></ti></tr>
655<tr><ti><uri link="policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Development Policy</uri></ti></tr>
656<!-- <tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-release-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Release Policy</uri></ti></tr> -->
657<tr><ti><uri link="/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy</uri></ti></tr>
658<tr><ti><uri link="ebuild-submit.xml">Contributing Ebuilds Guide</uri></ti></tr>
627<tr><ti><uri link="vi-guide.xml">Vi Guide</uri></ti></tr> 659<tr><ti><uri link="xml-guide.xml">GuideXML Guide</uri></ti></tr>
628<tr><ti><uri link="guide-to-mutt.xml">Quickstart Guide to CLI E-mail Tools</uri></ti></tr> 660<tr><ti><uri link="/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-tipsntricks.xml">Doc Developers' Tips &amp; Tricks</uri></ti></tr>
629<tr><ti><uri link="cvs-tutorial.xml">CVS Tutorial</uri></ti></tr> 661<tr><ti><uri link="cvs-tutorial.xml">CVS Tutorial</uri></ti></tr>
630<tr><th>Gentoo Development Documentation</th></tr>
631<tr><ti><uri link="policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Development Policy</uri></ti></tr>
632<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-release-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Release Policy</uri></ti></tr>
633<tr><ti><uri link="doc-policy.xml">Gentoo Linux Documentation Policy</uri></ti></tr>
634<tr><ti><uri link="gentoo-howto.xml">Ebuild Howto</uri></ti></tr>
635<tr><ti><uri link="eclass-howto.xml">Eclass Howto</uri></ti></tr>
636<tr><ti><uri link="stage-building-guide.xml">Stage Building Guide</uri></ti></tr>
637<tr><ti><uri link="ebuild-submit.xml">Contributing Ebuilds Guide</uri></ti></tr>
638<tr><th>Other Documentation</th></tr> 662<tr><th>Other Documentation</th></tr>
639<tr><ti><uri link="rsync.xml">Gentoo RSync Mirror</uri></ti></tr> 663<tr><ti><uri link="rsync.xml">Gentoo RSync Mirror</uri></ti></tr>
640<tr><ti><uri link="source_mirrors.xml">Gentoo Distfiles Mirror</uri></ti></tr> 664<tr><ti><uri link="source_mirrors.xml">Gentoo Distfiles Mirror</uri></ti></tr>
641</table> 665</table>
642 666
643</body> 667</body>
668</section>
644</chapter> 669</chapter>
645</mainpage> 670</mainpage>

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